Dick Boushey -
Dick Boushey and his wife Luanne own Boushey Vineyards, currently they grow wine grapes, cherries, apples and juice grapes in the Grandview area and manage vineyards in the Red Mountain AVA. Boushey Vineyards sells wine grapes to 30 different wineries in the state and grow many different varieties of red and white grapes. Dick has been involved with a number of wine and grape industry organizations. He currently serves on the Washington Wine Commission board, the Washington Association of Wine Grape Growers board, the Wine Advisory Committee which oversees grape and wine research programs in the state, the Wine Yakima Valley board, the National Grape/Welch's board and numerous other wine oriented organizations.
Dick has been the recipient of several distinguished industry awards; the "Walter Clore Award" from the Washington State Grape Society; "Grower of the Year" Eric Hanson memorial award from the Washington Assoc. of Wine Grape Growers; "Honorary Grower Chair" for Children's Hospital Auction of Washington Wines; "Industry Service Award" from the wine grape growers and the "2007 Grower of the Year" Wine & Spirits Magazine. Dick Boushey has grown wine grapes in the Yakima Valley for over 32 years.